Taxon  Report   231 
Allium sanbornii  Alph. Wood  var. sanbornii 
Sanborn's allium,  Sanborn's onion
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Jennifer Gibson
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Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2010 Sean B. Smith
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Sierra Pacific Industries
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Tim Miller
Genus: Allium
Parent Record Allium sanbornii
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.4 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 16, 2018).

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